Yes, but, in spite of those public
delinquencies, there was, it may be said, other business which they managed with
credit. On the contrary, in every respect their behavior towards their
fellow-citizens has been such that the story you have heard is the least of the
reasons you have for hating them. What do you wish me to mention? How they
repaired the processional ornaments? How they broke up the crowns? Their success
as manufacturers of saucers?
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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